I personally suggest you reading this hub: http://greekgeek.hubpages.com/hub/hubpages-vs-squi...
The author makes an experiment using both Hubpages and Squidoo and explained very well the differences between them. Why don't you have a look first. I hope you can pick up some useful tips. I did ^^.
You may take look at this discussion as well :
I'm quite a newbie myself which is why I suggested you reading the hub rather than explaining myself. I hope you don't mind..